The Tarentaise valley in the heart of the French Alps is famous for its many ski resorts. Nestled in its bosom is the quaint old village of Ste Foy Tarentaise. This village can be accessed through the main road that lies between Val d'Isère and Bourg-Saint-Maurice. This Savoie department commune is also known for the ski resort of Sainte Foy that lies high above the village 4 km away.
WHY BUY IN SAINTE FOY TARENTAISE ?
WHY SAINTE FOY ?
• Good for off piste
• Good for Alpine charm
Highest lift: 620m (8596 Feet)
Lowest lift: 1550m (5085 Feet)
No of lifts: 5
No of slopes: 14
Total piste length: 30km
Longest run: N/A
Snow parks: 1
Snow cannons: 1
Off piste: Yes
Cross country: 0km
The village is built in the old Savoie tradition with stone and wood. There are numerous mountain villages with ski property for sale nearby that are famous with tourists. In spite of all this, the village of Sainte Foy Tarentaise has retained its pristine beauty and ski enthusiasts will feel right at home. There are many bar and restaurants in the village center that make living here a very pleasant experience.
Homely alpine property can also be arranged in any of the hotels or chalets that dot the village. If this is not enough there are more chalets in the adjoining villages of Le Miroir and La Masure. If you are looking to stay longer, you can opt for a ski property for sale in Sainte Foy Tarentaise.
To visit the resort take the free bus shuttle available in summer and winter when most tourists come. There are six ski resorts in the neighbourhood, easily accessible from the village including Tignes, Paradiski and Val d’Isere.
Resort Information about Sainte Foy
The charming ski resort of Sainte Foy sits 1550 m above the sea level. Though the resort is small, it has four chairlifts, fifteen slopes and can accommodate 2500 people. The village of Sainte Foy Tarentaise covers 11,000 hectares and is easily one of the largest communes in the vicinity. There are a number of activities in the village and the resort that will gladden the heart of the most obstinate of tourists.
On the mountain there are two magic carpets and four chair lifts. Choose from around 219 km of pistes, with varying difficulty levels. There are eight green circle ski trails that are the easiest to traverse, three red square trails for intermediate skiers with some level of training and five black diamond trails that are the most difficult pistes, recommended for advanced skiers. There are also many off-piste trails around the resort to explore. The best thing about the resort is its quiet nature. This means, long after the major trails have been tracked out, you can always find a little piece of heaven some place.
The resort contains two spas, both with swimming pools, saunas and jacuzzi. If you are looking to engage in some me-time, try out the beauty treatment and massages waiting for you. You don't even have to lug your gear with you because there are many conveniently located skis shops, restaurants, bars. There is even a small supermarket to stock up on supplies.
There are many famous passes nearby, including the Iseran Pass, the highest pass in France and Europe and the Saint Bernard Pass, through which you can reach the Hospice of Petit Saint Bernard. You can also engage in other exciting activities like water sports, cycling, hiking, mountaineering, skiing, etc. If you like the country, don't miss out on the farm visit to see cheese being made, the traditional way.
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